Gentlemen don't want to give much and are ashamed to give little.
Good memories last long, bad ones last longer.
He who covets the belongings of someone else loses his own.
He who doesn't know the church worships the stove.
He who has not been given brains from above will not buy them at the apothecary.
He who looks only at heaven may easily break his nose on earth.
Hope is a great breakfast but a poor dinner.
I am a gentleman and you are a gentleman; who, then, should look after the pigs?
If a woman doesn't know what she has to answer then the sea is dry.
If the goat had a longer tail he could wipe the stars clean.
If you do good to the Devil, out of gratitude he will deliver you to hell.
If you wake up in the morning and feel no pain it is to be feared that you died in the night.
If you want to hear the truth about yourself -- offend your neighbor.
It is better not to begin than, having begun, leave unfinished.
Joy and sorrow sleep in the same bed.
Joyfulness is half your health.
Laws without punishment are like bells with no clackers.
Long tongue -- short hands.
Many a friend has been lost by a jest, but none has ever been got by one.
Morning rain and women's tears dry as fast as each other.
No church without a sermon.